Literature Quiz / Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying

Random Literature or Quote Quiz

Can you name the Literary Devices - Defining and Identifying?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to PlayForced Order
Also try: Artemis Fowl Books
Score 0/25 Timer 20:00
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
Sensory language that involves sight
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
'Life is a journey.'
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
Descriptions of physical sensations
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
'She was having a Jonah day.'
'The lazy languid line lingered.'
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.